Better Luck sees Hear The Chant win the Thoroughbred Club Stakes

A change of luck has seen Hear The Chant bounce back to the winner’s stall in the Group 3 $150,000 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield today.

The Lindsay Park trained Hear The Chant failed to beat a runner last start when twelfth in the Group 3 $150,000 Scarborough Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on September 23 but co-trainer David Hayes said the Nicconi filly had no luck that day.

“I was quoted as saying it was the best last I had trained foe while,” Hayes said.

“She wasn’t a disappointing run it was just frustrating and she came out of it beautifully. It was an easy run and put her career best out there.”

“I think there will be more wins in stall for her.”

Hayes said that Hear The Chant will more than likely head back to Moonee Valley for the Group 3 $150,000 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on October 22.

“Probably the Valley at 1200m. We will have another crack there, it’s a Group 3,” Hayes said.

Winning jockey Dwayne Dunn was aboard Hear The Chant when he ran into a load of trouble at Moonee Valley at her previous run but was able to give the filly plenty of galloping room today.

After settling in the second half of the field Dunn let Hear The Chant ($9.50) moved to the middle of the track and he was able to run down High Country ($8.50) to score a nose win with Modern Wonder ($18) a close up third in a blanket finish.

The John Sargent trained In The Vanguard was sent out the $4.20 favourite and after jumping well from the inside gate, didn’t appear to be comfortable in the lead racing at Caulfield for the time and tired in the straight to miss the placings.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.